About Marathi Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language. It is spoken predominantly by Marathi people. It is the official language of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra state. It is also the co-official language in Goa state. The language is also spoken in the union territory of Damaon in western India. Marathi is one of the 22 scheduled languages that are spoken in India. Marathi has 83 million speakers and it ranks 10th in the list of languages. It is spoken by most native speakers in the world. Marathi has millions of native speakers after Hindi-Urdu and Bengali. Marathi has the oldest literature and is inspired by many modern Indian languages. The dialect of Marathi is Standard Marathi and the Varhadi dialect. Marathi has exclusive forms of 'we' and uses a three-way gender system.